Survey finds people's ideal body weight rises over time

11/26/2012 | Gallup.com

A Gallup survey found that 59% of men and 69% of women were heavier than their average ideal weight by 1 or more pounds. Researchers also found that 60% of adults said their weight was just about right, despite the worsening obesity epidemic, suggesting that Americans are moving to higher ideal weights to change their expectations as their actual weights increase.

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